We arrived in California yesterday, staying last night in Davis (a small town) and spent today in Napa Valley (the wine growing area) and the difference in temperatures from our time in Oregon is startling. From below zero two days ago to 36°C today in Sonoma.
We are glad that we haven't had to contend with the California temperatures for our whole trip. We would never have survived. The heat and the brightness of the sun is exhausting.
We are staying tonight in downtown Santa Cruz. Everything is open late so we had a great dinner at an Irish pub and wandered the shops amongst the many buskers, tourists, drunks, dogs and assorted strange/stoned people. The place has a nice vibe and I enjoyed the walk in the evening when the temperature had started to drop.
Tomorrow is our last day and we don't have any plans at all. We will just see what the day brings...